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The Helgeson/Platzke Real Estate Group

For immediate assistance please contact any team member of the Helgeson/Platzke Real Estate Team of Professionals. We are here to help you!

"In over 32 years of real estate,
we have assembled the best support team in the business. Their job is to put us exactly where we belong — in touch with you. Our time is your time. If we haven’t called you first, you may always contact us at any of the numbers listed here."
952-974-3466 Direct
952-934-0287 Fax
11455 Viking Drive
Ste 200
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Brace Helgeson
952-934-0287 - Fax
952-974-3466 - Office
Brace Helgeson, CRS, GRI, REALTOR®
With a track record of over 32 years as a multi-million dollar producer, Brace Helgeson has become the name synonymous with "SOLD" in Minnesota. With over half a billion dollars in sales, Brace's expertise speaks for itself. Staying on the leading edge of technology and always implementing the very latest in marketing tools, Brace delivers superior service, continually exceeding the needs of his buyers and sellers.Your satisfaction is Brace's primary motivation. Happy, satisfied clients make the best referrals. Put Brace's years of experience to work for you.
Ryan Platzke
952-934-0287 - Fax
952-241-4366 - Office
Ryan Platzke, e-PRO, REALTOR®
You'll find Ryan at the top of the Real Estate marketplace with over 12 years experience as a multi-million dollar producer. He didn't get there by accident. He graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate Sales and Marketing, and he has turned his attention to the always changing world wide web to meet the needs of buyers and sellers.Ryan is a high energy individual who manages his time to give top notch customer service. He is always ready to go the extra mile to make sure clients have an exciting stress-free experience and in the end are completely satisfied.
Jen Martin
952-934-0287 - Fax
952-974-3463 - Office
Jen Martin, REALTOR®
Marketing Coordinator

With her marketing savvy and attention to detail, Jen knows just how to give your home the attention it deserves, and put it in front of the perfect buyers. She also hosts Tuesday REALTOR® tours & designs feature sheets/brochures for your home. Jen is always working to build the better "marketing mousetrap" to make sure your buyer doesn't get away.
Cindy Ashley
952-934-0287 - Fax
952-974-3469 - Office
Cindy Ashley, REALTOR®
Cindy backs up Brace in negotiating sales and inspections. Licensed for 21 years, she will oversee your file to the closing table. And, she'll be on hand at your closing to make sure it goes smoothly. Cindy also works closely with the special needs of relocation clients. She is a committed professional dedicated to giving you outstanding service. Cindy has tremendous people skills, and boundless ability to head off potential problems.
Mary Jo
952-934-0287 - Fax
952-974-3467 - Office
Mary Jo "Josie" Patterson, REALTOR®

A consistent MplsStPaul Magazine Super Real Estate Agent, Josie is committed to her clients, getting their homes sold with impressive staging ideas and top-notch marketing. In addition, she works with many relocating buyers, helping them maneuver through long-distance moves. Josie does it with intelligence and finesse! A native of the western suburbs having grown up in Edina & long time resident of Eden Prairie, one of Josie's many strengths is her vast knowledge of the public and private school systems in the metro. She has a natural, but aggressive networking strategy. With it, she is often able to match buyers with their new home ahead of the rest of the market. That comes in handy whether you're moving across the globe, or across town. Josie is a seasoned real estate professional, a multi-million dollar producer and an expert negotiator who enjoys helping our clients close their most important transactions.

Barry Libengood
952-949-4785 - Office
Barry Libengood, REALTOR®
Barry has been helping buyers and sellers since 1984. He holds one of the best ‘SOLD’ before expired records in the business! He’s an experienced negotiator with your best interests in mind.  Barry has been a member of Coldwell Banker’s Diamond Society (Top 16% nationally) and has been a designated Realtor for over 27 years.  He is an expert that can help you through even the most challenging of times with your real estate needs.  Barry is also experienced in the luxury home leasing market providing yet another option for many sellers in this market.  Barry wants you walking out of the closing glad that you used his services! 


Pat Pappas
612-578-1907 - Cell
Pat Pappas, e-PRO, REALTOR®, SFR

Pat is an effective professional who has been in real estate for over 10 years. She cares for and enjoys being a strong client advocate. Helping buyers and sellers in all stages of life, from first-time home buyers, to new construction, to those looking to downsize and move on to the next step. As you navigate the choppy waters of the current market, it is style and extensive sales experience that makes the ultimate difference in bringing together a smooth real estate transaction. Pat earns your trust and will work diligently for you with knowledge and energy.

David Itman
952-974-3474 - Office
David Itman, REALTOR®

As a Professional Realtor with a focus on his clients' needs, David truly delivers top-notch service. His well-rounded knowledge and experience consistently delivers successful real estate transactions. David's clients have noted his high level of communication, and the willingness to do what is necessary to ensure that their goals are met. With a Bachelor of Science in Housing Studies: Finance and Management from the U of MN and ten years in the housing industry, David works to understand his clients' specific needs and then formulates unique strategies to accomplish those goals.

Paul Schubring
612-590-6627 - Cell
Paul Schubring, REALTOR®

Paul got into the Real Estate world after being a PGA Golf Professional for nearly 20 years. Being in the golf industry taught him great customer service, the ability to read into what a client is looking for and the ability to find just the right home for his clients. Paul has been an expert in Real Estate for 8 years. During his Real Estate career, he was voted 2008 Super Real Estate Agent by MPLS/St. Paul magazine for his expertise in buying, selling and customer service. Whether a first time home buyer or seasoned buyer/seller, Paul will guide you through the process to find the home you desire. "The best reward for me is to see the smiles on the faces of my clients when they walk into the home of their dreams!”


Katy Saufley
952-949-4734 - Office
Katy Saufley, REALTOR®

Katy is exceptionally skilled in the latest technology and is an effective buyer and seller representative, with an aptitude for timely communication and an ability to stay well-informed about today’s real estate trends. She is always friendly, professional and enthusiastic when it comes to your real estate transactions. A long time resident of the Twin Cities, Katy is very qualified to introduce her clients to new metro cities and neighborhoods, with emphasis on each and every park, school, shopping district, popular restaurant and commuter route available to them!

Julia Kruse
651-387-0884 - Cell
Julia Kruse, REALTOR®

Julia is a full-time Realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet in Minnesota.   She is an active REALTOR (since 2004) in the Twin Cities area working with both Sellers and Buyers including those relocating into our wonderful metropolitan area.  She has on-line and proprietary systems in place that help make the process of buying or selling a home fun & exciting for all of her clients - like it should be! She is an experienced and professional negotiator who can manage the complexities of today's real estate transactions.  Her business is 90% referral based and built on a foundation of trust and highly valued relationships. Representing people in Real Estate transactions is what she does every day.  Julia’s goal is to be your Realtor for life!  

Steve Battis
612-387-2215 - Cell
Steve Battis, REALTOR®

Steve offers a breath of fresh air to the housing market industry, whereby his approach to helping folks buy, sell or invest in real estate stems from contribution. Helping others realize their dreams is what motivates Steve and gives him purpose. Steve’s experience includes helping others with all types of real estate, spanning from distressed properties anywhere through distinctive homes. Steve has a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management, and many years working as a Manufacturing Manager within the Electronics industry. Steve supported much of his college tuition by building homes. His background gives him an edge in the real estate industry through an in-depth knowledge of home construction coupled with a solid understanding of the financial process and resource management necessary to provide a smooth transition with your greatest asset – your home! Steve is joined by his wife, Amy, who is also passionate about real estate and provides great balance and backup. The two of them are blessed with six wonderful children. Steve enjoys outdoor activities, connecting with the community and making things happen. Let him help you make your dreams come true!

Amy Battis
612-387-2259 - Cell
Amy Battis, REALTOR®
Amy is a focused and hard-working agent who is committed to ensuring a smooth and stress-free buying and selling experience for her clients. She has over twenty years in and around the real estate industry and understands all facets of the process. With this she can empathize and ease a worried client’s mind and guide them through the process to success. Amy enjoys working with families and quickly earns their trust through her genuine care and interest of everyone's needs. Along with her husband, Steve and their six kids, Amy is very active in her community, full of energy and vision and will work hard to keep you excited and energized throughout your real estate experience!
Tina Hagen
612-741-7705 - Cell
Tina Hagen, REALTOR®

Tina Hagen comes to real estate from the world of marketing, where she consistently outsold and outperformed. It is this drive and focus that she brings to her clients as the buy and sell their homes in an increasingly competitive market.Her work in marketing has given Tina the ability to quickly understand your needs as you buy or sell a home. She has sold print, online and radio adverting.  Her professional, relaxed attitude makes her easy to connect with, and her high-energy, passionate approach to real estate drives her to help you achieve your goals.When she’s not working, Tina enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, daughter, Ella, playing golf, motorcycling and skiing. She loves taking on new challenges. She lives in Chanhassen, Minnesota.


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